Issue 2015 - Volume 9, Issue 4

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Denis Madore

The Gratuitous Suicide by the Sons of Pride: On Honour and Wrath in Terrorist Attacks

Where there is coal, or oil, or water-power, therenew weapons can be forged against the heart of the Faustian Civilization Oswald Spengler, Man and Technics In that day, Yahweh with his hard and great and strong sword will punish leviathan, the eeing serpent, and leviathan the twisted serpent; and he will kill the dragon that is in the sea. Isaiah 27:01

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Lukáš Tichý and Nikita Odintsov

The European Union as an Actor in Energy Relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran

ABSTRACT: The final phase of the nuclear negotiations with Iran has coincided with a profound crisis in the EU-Russia relations. Due to the crisis in Ukraine, the uncertainty about European energy security has increased significantly. Against this background, Iran, with its vast natural gas resources, might become a new supplier to the European gas market. Consequently, the relations between the EU and Iran are becoming increasingly important. The main aim of this article is to analyse the…

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Jan Daniel

Criminal Governance and Insurgency: The Rio de Janeiro Experience

ABSTRACT: The issue of governance by non-state armed groups has been gaining increasing attention from a range of social scientists. This study considers the territorial governance and authority of armed gangs in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, applying a notion of insurgency as competition for the support of the population, as proposed by David Kilcullen, for example. According to this theory, insurgents establish a resilient system of control through which they subsequently gain legitimacy.…

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Elena Atanassova-Cornelis

Constraining or Encouraging? US and EU Responses to China’s rise in East Asia

ABSTRACT: China’s consolidation of power in East Asia has been reshaping regional security dynamics. This has challenged US regional leadership and confronted Asian states with a new strategic dilemma of major power rivalry. Similarly, China’s rise has confronted the EU with challenges to its strategy in East Asia, especially since Europe has high stakes in maintaining the security of the maritime commons for pursuing its trade interests in the region. This article examines China’s rise in East…

2017 - Volume 11, Issue 4